Nutrients in greenhouse soil can be freely available or they can be bound to soil particles. The ratio between organic matter and clay particles determines how strongly the elements are bound to the soil particles.
The fertility of greenhouse soil is not determined purely by the minerals present and their availability. The following factors also play a role:
- Organic matter
- Acidity (pH)
- Moisture retention capacity (pF)
- Soil life
At Eurofins Agro we offer a complete package of greenhouse soil analysis for identifying the chemical, physical and biological properties of the soil. There are two options for analyzing greenhouse soil:
- Before cultivation (Greenhouse SoilStock)
- During cultivation (Greenhouse SoilCheck)
With the Greenhouse SoilStock you can make sure you take the right action to optimize your greenhouse soil fertility before the crop goes in. A greenhouse soil analysis will give you the information you need for this. During the crop cycle it is important to monitor the availability of nutrients. This can be done with the Greenhouse SoilCheck.
Eurofins Agro’s fertilization analysis gives information about the condition of greenhouse soil and absorption by the crop. We offer two types of greenhouse soil analyses:
- Greenhouse SoilStock provides a total picture of the fertility of your soil.
- Greenhouse SoilCheck is a quick analysis of existing nutrients in your greenhouse soil.
Chemical: N-total soil reserve, C/N, N supply capacity (NSC), S total soil reserve, C/S, S supply capacity (SSC), K soil reserve, Ca soil reserve, Mg soil reserve, Na soil reserve, P plant available, P soil reserve.
Physical: pH, organic carbon, organic matter, organic matter balance, calcium carbonate, clay, silt, sand, CEC, Ca, Mg, K, Na, Al and H saturation %, structure pyramid, friability, capping, pF curve.
Biological: Microbial biomass, microbial activity, fungal and bacterial ratio.